Dental Implant Options
Dental implants can offer an effective way of replacing one or more missing teeth. Dentists recommend that any lost teeth, either due to periodontal disease or due to an accident, have to be replaced in order to avoid damage to jaw bone and further tooth loss. The available treatment options using dental implants are discussed in this article.
What options dental implants offer to help replace missing teeth?
If you look for affordable dental implants you can choose one of the dental implant options that provide the best balance between benefits and cost, such as having a 2-implant supported bridge instead of 3 or 4 single dental implants. Of course you can always choose the best option without worrying for the cost if you have dental implants insurance coverage.
Single Tooth Missing - Dental Implant Options
A single tooth implant with crown restoration is the best permanent solution that looks and functions just like a natural tooth. Except of tooth implants, the only other available option for replacing a single tooth is by having a dental bridge. Read implant vs bridge for a comparison of the two options.
Multiple Teeth Missing - Dental Implant Options
If there are multiple one tooth gaps in different parts of the mouth, single tooth implants are needed to replace each of them.
If multiple consecutive teeth are missing they can be replaced either by individual implants or by one or more implant fixed bridges. An implant fixed bridge is like a conventional bridge but it is supported over tooth implants instead of natural teeth. This option requires smaller number of implants than the missing teeth thus it combines the benefits of implants with more affordable cost and without negatively affecting the rest of the teeth. A combination of single dental implants and implant fixed bridges can be used if there are both one tooth gaps and multiple teeth gaps.
All teeth missing - Dental Implant Options
In case of full jaw or full mouth reconstructions when all teeth need to be replaced, there are two main types of dental implant restoration options:
There are a variety of dental implant options for replacing single, multiple, full arch or full mouth missing gaps. Teeth implants may be used in combination with crowns, bridges and dentures in restoring missing teeth. Each dental patient has different needs, expectations, and budget. An experienced dental implant dentist will explain the available dental implant options that are suitable for the specific case and explain the advantages and disadvantages of each solution.
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